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Biopsy Report

The Biopsy Report

What is the purpose of a biopsy?

For many health problems, a diagnosis is made by removing a piece of tissue for study in the pathology laboratory. The piece of tissue may be called the sample or specimen. The biopsy report describes what the pathologist finds out about the specimen.

What happens to the specimen after the biopsy is done?

After the specimen is removed from the patient, it's processed as a histologic section or a smear.

What is a biopsy report?

A biopsy report describes the findings of a specimen. It contains the following information:

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